How to Write a Policy Brief

02.11.2022 | Guides & Tools

The purpose of a policy memo is to inform and persuade lawmakers to take action regarding a particular issue. A policy brief succinctly presents a practical policy solution to a concrete problem. It moves from the identification of an issue, through evidence and a line of analysis, to reach a basis for decision on an action. A good brief garners the necessary attention and credibility to effectively engage with decision makers.